Samuel Butler Essays
Philosophies, Pretenses, and Styles of Satire in Barchester Towers and The Way of All Flesh College
The Way of All Flesh
As Walter Wagoner wrote, "Satire is humor on an errand. It is wit used with a vengeance, rejecting the facades of the godly, insisting on reminding those within the Holy of Holies that their pretense is showing". It is this "pretense" that is...